Some examples of reports:
Informative Reports inform and explain.
Investigative Reports Investigate and present findings.
Evaluation Reports and feasibility studies evaluate information.
Persuasive Reports aim to persuade.
Accident/disciplinary reports provide a record.
It seems, sometimes, that mobilizers and facilitators just do not occupy the same universe as report writers. Perhaps it is because mobilizing and facilitating is a very verbal occupation, and one where the action and the results are the main focus. Reflecting, remembering and recording seem to be put at a lower priority than the current action.
WHY WRITE REPORTS?
These are some of the answers:
because we have to;
-to enable us to keep records;
-to tell about failures and successes;
-for ourselves, to keep on knowing what we are doing;
-to determine further actions;
-to use for evaluation ……………..
We should write reports;
Reports should be read; and
Action should result from each report.